When I was little but old enough to understand that I couldn’t just read for a living, I turned to the next best thing, being an essay writer. But as the years went by I never did much to pursue that dream. Why? For all the “reasons” below, it just seemed too hard. But now that I am older, I find it is much harder not to write, so I have disregarded all these “reasons” and started to publish things. I wish I had known earlier how stupid those reasons really were.
You Can’t Make a Living at It
First of all, wrong. Many people do. While it’s best to be realistic about the slim chances of becoming a glamorous novelist or Hollywood screenwriter, many creative writers hold teaching positions, and many other people are employed full-time as technical writers at essay writing services or in advertising. If you’re willing to work very hard, you can even carve out a niche writing on the Internet. So writing skills can pay.
Secondly, who says you have to make a living? When you really analyze why you want to “be a writer,” your goal is probably not primarily to make money, but to have people pay attention to things you have to say. Even if your financial responsibilities keep you from a full-time writing career, you can still accomplish this goal.
You’re Not that Talented
This can be a serious consideration, especially for creative writers. Readers cannot be expected to care about your writing if it is only a kind of therapy or if you do not have reasonably good grammar and an interesting way of expressing your ideas.
On the other hand, why do you think you’re not talented? If it’s because your sixth-grade teacher picked on your grammar, or your mother told you you’d never make a living as an essay writer (see above), pay no attention. If several professionals have found consistent problems in your writing, fix them! “Talent” is an abstract quality, and a lot of it just boils down to hard work.
Not every kind of writing requires creative talent. Maybe you have a gift for explaining things. Or, if you have a great story to tell but really aren’t that talented, a writing partner who can put down your ideas in their most compelling form may be the answer. If you want to record a family saga, you might consider collecting and editing oral histories relevant to the event.
Whatever the case, the idea that you are not talented enough to write should be carefully examined and in most cases rejected.
You Can’t Think of Anything to Say
Do you know how many famous writers have experienced writer’s block working for an essay writing service? Probably all of them. If you absolutely have nothing to say, you won’t miss writing much, but if you keep having a nagging feeling that you wish you were writing something instead of whatever you’re doing, you probably have something to say. Life is so interesting that everybody has some material. Start writing about things that interest you, and your subject will come to you.
You’re Not Doing It Right
Who says there is a right way to become a writer?
Yet when I studied creative writing in college, I was given advice I found discouraging. For example, I needed to keep a notebook. All good writers kept a notebook, I was told, and since I had little interest in doing so, I seriously doubted whether I had the discipline needed to be a writer. I was also advised to write down my dreams, even waking up in the middle of the night to grab my notebook (that again). And unless I devoted myself full-time to the vocation, I should just give up, because writing took dedication.
There is no harm in trying out advice, and if several experienced writers give you the same advice, you should seriously consider taking it. If you are writing for a job, of course, you have to follow whatever guidelines you are given.
But I don’t believe there is one mystic path to being any kind of writer at an essay writing service. The whole reason you are writing is that you have something unique to impart. So go about it in your own unique way.
Writing Is Selfish
Writing takes time away from other activities. What doesn’t? But writing is not just self-indulgence if you are giving people a new way of understanding the world. If you write informative articles, this is easy to grasp. But even if you write creatively, you can see just how important writing is simply by thinking about how much time and money we all devote to entertainment. We need to think of our own existences as stories in order to make sense of the multitude of sensory input flooding our brains every second and to do that, we need to bounce our personal narratives off other narratives. Our seemingly infinite capacity to experience the seemingly infinite, ever-changing universe means we will always need narratives of all kinds and in all forms, from how-to articles to songs on the radio.
Meeting that need is not selfish, so if you want to be a writer, go for it!
About the author:
John J. Gregg is an experienced writer on essaywriter.nyc where he provides students with an opportunity to get high grades. Besides, He is fond of reading and playing the guitar. By the way, John dreams of traveling a lot and visiting as many countries as possible.
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